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An assignment is a task that someone is given to do, usually as part of their job.
An assignment is also a piece of academic work given to students.
In American English, an assignment is also a piece of work given to students to do at home.
Work given to schoolchildren to do at home is also called homework.
Homework is an uncountable noun. You do not talk about 'homeworks' or 'a homework'. Note that you do not say 'I have made my homework'. You say 'I have done my homework'.
|Noun||1.||assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"|
duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
guard duty, sentry duty, sentry go, guard - the duty of serving as a sentry; "he was on guard that night"
fatigue duty, fatigue - labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
mission, charge, commission - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
reassignment - assignment to a different duty
shore duty - naval service at land bases
|2.||assignment - the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another|
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
|3.||assignment - the act of distributing something to designated places or persons; "the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"|
storage allocation, allocation - (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
|4.||assignment - (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
apanage, appanage - a grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family; "bishoprics were received as appanages for the younger sons of great families"
land grant - a grant of public land (as to a railway or college)
|5.||assignment - an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor)|
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
|6.||assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"|
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
nomination - the act of officially naming a candidate; "the Republican nomination for Governor"
delegacy - the appointment of a delegate
ordinance, ordination - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
recognition - designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"